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  1. BrunaBC's Avatar
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    doubt with a sentence

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure if this sentence is right. In Portuguese the expression 'already knowing' is very common e grammatically correct. Is it the same in English?

    - I'd like to go there already knowing what I'm going to face.

    Thank you.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: doubt with a sentence

    Hi,

    To me "knowing beforehand" or "knowing in advance" or (maybe) even simply "knowing" sound better.

    greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: doubt with a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    - I'd like to go there already knowing what I'm going to face.
    It's fine.

    A better title for your thread would have been Already knowing?

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